National Council Special General Meeting
4 July 2023
As part of the Realising 2030 organisational change process, we moved from 15 area councils to seven on 1 July 2023. The new area model is intended to strengthen how we provide services and generate revenue, as well as provide a basis for growing and supporting our members and volunteers.
On 28 July, a Special General Meeting of the National Council was convened to approve some minor transitional amendments to our Constitution that were needed to establish the seven areas and area councils.
National Council members also noted some minor transitional amendments to the New Zealand Red Cross Members Handbook and received an update from Fiona Ross – General Manager People Experience and Support on the Area Model transition process and the work underway.
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- The Members' Handbook covers a whole range of procedures including voting in Red Cross elections and managing fundraising and branch finances.
Tools and guidance for volunteers
- Our Constitution covers all aspects of our organisation.
New Zealand Red Cross Constitution
- Area councils lead, coordinate and nurture our organisation and our humanitarian activities across areas of Aotearoa.
Area council information
- Learn about our structure and meet the board and our senior leaders.